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Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preserve a piece of history. The Postal Service is producing an Official Commemorative Souvenir Envelope to celebrate the second inauguration of President
Barack Obama and Vice President
The 9 1/2 inch x 4 1/8 inch collectible envelope features:
Color portraits of President Obama and Vice President Biden
White House illustration and typography printed in gold
Randomly-selected, affixed Four Flags Forever stamp
Official Inauguration Day color postmark incorporating the Presidential seal
Clear protective sleeve for keepsake preservation
Inauguration Day Official Commemorative Souvenir Envelope sells for
$9.95 and can be ordered at this
link or at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) using item #788721. Preorders are being accepted now for delivery shortly after the
Jan. 21 Inauguration. The souvenir envelope will also be sold at select Post Offices beginning
Customers may view the
Inauguration Day Official Commemorative Souvenir Envelope, as well as many of this year's stamps on Facebook at
facebook.com/USPSStamps, on Twitter
@USPSstamps or on the website
Beyond the Perf at
beyondtheperf.com/2013-preview. Beyond the Perf is the Postal Service's online site for information on upcoming stamp subjects, first-day-of-issue events and other philatelic news.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation — 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office™ Boxes. The Postal Service™ receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government,
usps.com®, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than
$65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 35th in the 2011 Fortune 500. In 2011, Oxford Strategic Consulting ranked the U.S. Postal Service number one in overall service performance of the posts in the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world.
Black Enterprise and
Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.
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